"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Morning Devotionals

Mornings are not my thing. And how my morning goes, well that sets the tone for the rest of the day. Most days if the morning is good for us, the rest of the day follows suit. Now that Ethan is almost five years old, I decided it was high time that we started having family prayer and scriptures in the morning. Evenings are always very busy and it seems that even though we have family prayer, scriptures get put on the back burner. So I figured that since we always have a little extra time in the morning, we should start utilizing that time.

Some of my most spiritual and treasured memories come from early morning seminary. I loved the feeling of peace that it gave me during the hectic school day. I want to invoke that same daily feeling into my own home, with my own kids. Even though they are little, we started to have a morning devotional after breakfast. It isn't anything long and fancy, but it really sets the tone of the day.

As soon as breakfast is over with and before the TV goes on, we head down to the front living room and get away from distractions. The kids and I say a prayer and then we read a few verses from the scriptures. It has only been about five verses at a time, but that is plenty for tiny minds to sit through and talk about. Then we sing a favorite primary song, give each other hugs and kisses, and go about our day. I can tell a huge difference in how this makes my days go and there seems to be a little extra "something" floating around the house. What a blessing this has been to us!


Miles and Bex said...

Way to go! You are an example to all of us. So I noticed you want a nixon....I have one and love it!!! So fun to take pics with. You have a lot less laundry than I do, if that makes you feel better.

Brock and Jennie said...

I really like P90X. It is a huge commitment, and really hard, but worth it. I am just entering phase 3. I do it on my lunch break most days, because there is a gym here at work. I can really see a difference in my arms and abs. You should try it.